March 27, 2018
East Aurora, NY – Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) and NCMS have signed an 18 month contract to perform co-funded work in support of applying Moog’s VeriPart™ solution, adapting blockchain technology for additive manufacturing. This agreement will allow Moog’s VeriPart™ solution to be demonstrated via Microsoft Azure Blockchain. NCMS will provide project and contract management while leveraging this project to enhance Department of Defense’s (DoD) knowledge of blockchain technology. The project will allow DoD to evaluate blockchain adaptability to additive manufacturing and digital data supply chain processes for mission critical and obsolete parts in a secure environment. The full collaborating team is comprised of NCMS, Moog, Inc., Microsoft, Guardtime Federal, Identify3D and Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software, Inc.
The objective of this project is to test and affirm the benefits of VeriPart™, 3D print an additively manufactured (AM) part, authenticate and have traceability of the part in a cyber-secure Blockchain-enabled ecosystem. The project will support: Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), USMC, NIST, NAVAIR, OSD-MPP/CIO, JSIG and the Rapid Tech Transition Office.
“Creating a point of use, time of need smart digital supply chain will reduce warfighter logistics tails, and empower maintenance and logistics organizations to improve readiness and lethality, VeriPart will give the DoD the tools to maintain a competitive edge in Industry 4.0,” said James Regenor, Business Unit Director, Transformative Technologies at Moog.
The end result of the collaboration will show the potential for future value creation moving parts from the digital world to the physical world through the use of a secure distributed platform and additive manufacturing technologies.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.moog.com.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the nation’s largest cross-industry technology development organization, dedicated to improving the competitiveness and strength of the U.S. industrial base. As a member-based consortium, NCMS leverages its network of members and partners to research, develop, demonstrate and transition innovative technologies more efficiently, with less risk, and at a lower cost than going it alone. NCMS connects industry, government, and education to work together on technology development and engage in unique growth opportunities for their businesses. Visit our website at: www.ncms.org